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Lot 342: Walther Zero Series P.38 Pistol with Holster

Excellent Walther Zero Series Third Model P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and Holster

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 342: Walther Zero Series P.38 Pistol with Holster

Excellent Walther Zero Series Third Model P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and Holster

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Excellent Walther Zero Series Third Model P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and Holster

Manufacturer: Walther
Model: P 38
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 4 7/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 242
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Part of the initial run of Walther's military P.38s, the Zero Series served to "fine tune" the Walther HP to Wehrmacht specifications and was an important stage in the pistol's development. Finished in a high-polish blue, the pistol is fitted with fixed sights, a round firing pin, and an exposed extractor. The slide is marked with the Walther banner and "P.38" on the left, with "eagle/359" proofs on multiple components, matching full numbers on the slide, frame and barrel lug, and matching partial numbers on the locking block and inside the "Cewe/480" marked grips. The magazine is numbered to match on the left side of the body, with two "eagle/359" proofs on the spine. Includes a black leather flap holster, marked "P.38" on the rear and hand-marked to a Luke Hopkins of Pike, KY and Pearisburg, VA, and an extra magazine numbered to a different Zero Series pistol. Luke Hopkins has not been positively identified, but this type of holster marking is traditionally associated with GI's marking their war trophies. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 90% of the original high polish blue finish, showing some bright wear concentrated on the high points and a few light handling marks. The grips are also excellent, with a few dings on the crisp checkering. The holster is very good and shows mild scuffing concentrated on the rear, with a few spots of broken stitching. Mechanically excellent.



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